Former British Transport Police Officer on rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’ | talkRADIO

“If it is about saving money, you and I are going to continue having these interviews.”

This comes as there has been a sharp jump in violent and sexual offences with a 17% increase in crimes recorded on Britain’s railways, official figures show.

Some 61,159 crimes were reported by British Transport Police (BTP) in 2017/18, up from 52,235 during the previous 12 months.

Sexual offences increased by 16% to 2,472 and the force believes “there are still many more crimes of this type which go unreported”.

Violent crime accounts for nearly one in five of all cases after rising by 26% to 11,711.

Mr Brennan said: “It is the same old problem, it is down to numbers.

“The good thing about the transport system is that there is CCTV in nearly every train.

“There is CCTV at every railway station so that reassures victims. Former British Transport Police Officer on rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’ | talkRADIO

 

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